Harry Kane eyeing his first trophy in form of the World Cup
England international Harry Kane believes he can end his silverware drought by guiding the Three Lions to World Cup success this summer. The 24-year-old was made the country’s captain ahead of the global tournament and he is now keen to lead from the front to end the Three Lions’ 52-year wait for a major trophy.
During an interview, Kane said that he has the opportunity to winning the World Cup this summer amid jokes regarding the Russian teapot which was presented to him in Repino. He quipped: “I’ve got a lot of scoring trophies in my career. I’d like to be sitting here with a big gold one [the World Cup] in a few weeks.”
Meanwhile, Kane has yet to find the scoresheet at a major tournament for Spurs but Kane has stressed that he has improved on his game since the country’s shock round of 16 exit at the European Championship in France, he added: “Mauricio Pochettino came in that summer and got me fit, in better shape and more powerful. I kicked on from there. The last few years I’ve proved myself and now I’m here, and can’t wait to get out there and show the world what I’ve got.”
England start off their campaign against Tunisia on Monday night and judging by the recent results of other countries, they may need to avoid any complacency. Argentina faced a huge shock after they were held by Iceland to a 1-1 scoreline but the biggest moment of the World Cup came via Mexico, who seized on their early advantage to secure a stunning 1-0 win over reigning champions Germany.
Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate should have already sorted out the starting lineup for the World Cup opener and it will be interesting to see whether Marcus Rashford manages to get the nod after a standout showing against Costa Rica earlier in the month.